I am a human web developer from Montreal and the the technical lead for Global Voices. I am responsible for developing and maintaining our various sites, which mostly run on WordPress.
I've been building websites since 2003 and have spoken about web development and WordPress at events like WordCamp (San Francisco, NYC, Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa) and ConFoo (Montreal).
My rarely updated blog is at jerclarke.org, my photos are on Flickr and my cats are very very soft.
Latest posts by Jer Clarke
Design update: A/B testing homepage “About GV” content
We're running a new experiment to decide whether explaining GV itself should be a priority on the homepage.
New Lingua feature: Translation notifications!
Hi all, this is a quick update to let you know we've added a new type of notification to the Global Voices WordPress setup. Now, when a translation is published, the writers of the original post will get an email letting them know! This is a long-requested feature from both...
Global Voices is on Mastodon (and back on Tumblr)!
In light of recent events, we've been working to make sure you can find our international stories wherever you are!
Dealing with the WordPress Text Editor Jumping Around
This bug probably drives you crazy, learn how it works and maybe you'll feel less crazy!
Design Update: Final decision on featured posts (for now)
A follow-up explaining our final decision to stick with the full-width image slider for promoting featured posts on the homepage.
Design Update: Phase 2 of Testing Featured Posts Formats
Review the results of our first phase of A/B testing the featured posts section of the homepage, and learn about the next phase that will test a whole new design.
Design Update: Confirming the new post list format and launching a new featured posts test
How did our A/B testing of different post archive designs turn out, and what's being tested now?
GV design updates and new homepage A/B test
Learn about a variety of design changes to the site as well as an upcomming "A/B" test that will experiment with different homepage designs to see which is most effective.
Council 2021 Poll Results: GV Mission
As part of the 2021 Community Council, a poll was conducted to gauge support for different activities, approaches and models around which Global Voices could build its future mission.
Design Update: No-Sidebar article display
After testing a clean new post design that's centred without a sidebar, we liked the results, and are making this change live across all GV sites.